24 Nov 2007

Samoa's acting prime minister responds to calls for sacking of prime mnister

12:32 pm on 24 November 2007

Samoa's acting prime minister, Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau, has dismissed a suggestion from the Samoa Democratic United party or SDUP for the ruling HRPP MPs to vote out the Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

The leader of the SDUP Asiata Sale'imoa Va'ai told reporters earlier this week that the only solution to stop the government from its proposed right hand drive vehicles switch is for members of the ruling party caucus to vote out their leader.

But Tuisugaletaua says the Samoa Democratic United party's suggestion is nothing but a personal attack.

He says the prime minister himself will again respond to the SDUP when Tuila'epa returns from the Commonwealth of Heads meeting.

Tuisugaletaua, who is also the minister responsible for the proposed right hand drive change, says voters and electors can raise any issue of concerns relating to the new road traffic bill before Parliament discusses it.